Just heard the news at a local art gallery today. I am so saddened.
We all receive gifts from God, but there are a few that are truly blessed. I have always felt these "special" gifts are given to be shared. Mr. Kinkade certainly shared his gifts with the world and aren't we all "enlightened" because of him. He will be missed, but he is now in the places he painted, because they always reminded me of what heaven looks like.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Kinkade.